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Bronze censer star lot at Bruneau

CRANSTON, R.I. – An 18th century Chinese Qing Dynasty bronze tripod censer, originally used to burn incense to honor ancestors, purify the air or cure ailments, sailed past its pre-sale estimate to become the top seller at a recent Bruneau & Co. auction. The front and underside of the 5-inch-tall censer...

Bonhams achieves seven world records

LOS ANGELES – A 1916 painting considered one of the best post-Impressionistic works by the artist set a world record after selling for more than $500,000. Paintings by six other artists also set records at the recent auction of California and Western Paintings and Sculpture at Bonhams. The top lot of...

Bitters bottles shine brightly

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. – Bitters bottles were hot lots at a recent Glass Works Auctions’ Summer Sizzler, with a figural fish bottle being the top seller at $32,760, followed by a Seaworth Bitters Company bottle that sold for $25,740. Several others also sold for five figures. The Fish Bitters top-lot bottle...

Magic collection casts spell on bidders

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter’s early summer auction, featuring the second installment of rarities from the Jim Rawlins collection, offered nonstop surprises and excitement from start to finish, with an automaton clown conjuring the top lot of more than $13,000. The auction featured outstanding selections of magic-related apparatus and props from...